Pardas is one of my favorite wineries in all of Spain. Their dedication to bringing back to life long-neglected indigenous grape varietals, coupled with total natural winemaking standards, inspires me to seek out equally worthy projects around the globe. It also gives me hope and confidence that natural wine can indeed be made in a delicious, clean, and affordable style.
A much more straightforward expression than previous vintages, this is such a fantastic entry into orange wine. The tongue in cheek name,‘Pell a Pell’ translates to ‘Skin to Skin’ – it’s foot crushed skin contact white!
Grape: Xarel-lo 100%
Region: Penedès, Spain
Farming: Certified Organic, zero pesticides/herbicides/chemicals, un-ploughed soil, hand harvested, unfined/unfiltered
Winery: Foot crushed, spontaneously fermented in stainless with wild yeast for 15 days on skins, aged 5 months in stainless, unfined/unfiltered, zero additives